Children Anywhere and Everywhere

Children’s ministry is usually equated with something that’s mainly done by the local church. But that’s a limited perspective. The context for children’s ministry is children anywhere and everywhere. It can occur at kitchen tables, schools, sports fields, concerts, clubs, community playgrounds, hospitals, parks, the beach, the street, at birthday parties, or in virtually any […]

Online Children’s Ministry

COVID-19 has kiboshed in-person children’s ministry. But this isn’t a tragedy, it’s an opportunity. Online children’s ministry enables us to equip parents in their role as primary disciple-makers, and engage families in new ways with the services and activities of the local church. Online children’s ministry is here to stay. Digital communications and connectivity will […]

Encourage Your Children

COVID-19 is having a negative effect on children and adults worldwide. Changes to our regular routines, living situations, time spent with friends and family, access to medical treatment, engagement in physical activities, what we’re eating, and the use of technology, are profoundly influencing our emotional and intellectual wellbeing. For children in particular, new protocols in […]

Orientating Our Parenting

What do you really want for your children? Popular author and motivational speaker Wayne Dyer in What Do You Really Want for Your Children says, “Parents want their children to value themselves, to be self-reliant and independent, to take risks, to be free from stress and anxiety, to live peaceful lives, to celebrate present moments, […]

School of KidsMin

Reaching children with the Gospel of the kingdom, rescuing them from the world, rooting them in God’s Story, and releasing them to be kingdom ambassadors in the world, should be our # 1 priority. That’s why Scripture Union developed the School of KidsMin – a one of a kind virtual learning hub. Launched in September […]

Children Are What They Love

My friend Paul Mercer from Mission Eurasia says, “We are what we love, not what we know.” That’s a statement worthy of consideration. Particularly when, according to Mercer, “the educational model of the church is failing without a corresponding model that impacts our hearts.” What is the “educational model of the church” and is Mercer […]

Defining Children’s Ministry

What is children’s ministry? Children’s ministry is a process that connects children with Jesus and His Story. To elaborate: Children’s ministry is a process It’s children being transformed to be more like Jesus over the course of time. This involves a series of actions or steps that children take in order to achieve the desired […]

Children as Servants

The Greek words used in the New Testament for servant and bond-slave are probably the most important, inclusive and descriptive words for defining a Christian. I wonder how many children, if asked to define a Christian, would say that Christians are servants or bond-slaves? This isn’t an academic question. What children think and believe, informs […]

Children’s Ministry Prayer

Build children Lord, who will be strong enough to know they are weak, brave enough to face themselves when they are afraid, and humble enough to confess their pride. May they know that to know you, is to know life. Build children Lord, whose hearts are clean, lips are pure, vision sure, and ways true. […]

Peace During COVID-19

COVID-19 has created a surreal atmosphere of crippling, crushing or stalling fear. You can smell it in the hospitals, see it in the supermarket line-ups, and hear it in the voices of the bereaved. These are trying times. Worries are amplified by something we can’t see. And with a vaccine only a distant hope – […]